The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7 to 2 in favor of a Missouri church who was denied a state grant to improve the safety of their preschool’s playground.
The Supreme Court, in a rare unanimous decision, ruled that the government’s definition of political correctness does not trump the freedom of speech.
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX): “The First Amendment is about opinions that you passionately disagree with and the right of others to express them.”
Two commissioners dissent from the USCCR’s statement of concern about the efficacy and priorities of the Trump Administration related to civil rights.
Karen Handel wins the runoff for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District special election. Republicans also hold South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District.
Chuck Grassley: “Education requires that positions be held tentatively, tested by opposing arguments that are rationally considered, and evaluated.”
To heal a divided nation we need to practice civility, encourage federalism, and recognize that politics won’t restore our culture, only the Gospel can.
U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) discussed Wednesday’s shooting attack on members of Congress, health care reform, and Russia with Iowa media.
Shane Vander Hart: Americans are more polarized since the election if we don’t begin bridging the divide we will see more people like James Hodgkinson.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Senate Intelligence Committee: “I did not recuse myself from defending my honor against scurrilous and false allegations.”
U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) questioned Defense Secretary James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford, Jr. about an anti-ISIS strategy in SE Asia.
Shane Vander Hart: Watching as former FBI Director James Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee there were no winners, only losers.
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders said he would not vote for Russell Vought because of his “unAmerican” view that Muslims can not be saved apart from Jesus.
Shane Vander Hart: President Donald Trump is the first President to attack his own administration on Twitter and I’m not sure what he gains by it.
Vice President Mike Pence, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds rallied Iowa Republicans at Joni Ernst’s 3rd Annual Roast and Ride.
Kelvey Vander Hart: Let’s give Senator Ben Sasse a break because would we have done anything differently had we been the guest on Bill Maher’s show?